Best phone 2020: The 13 best smartphones available right now

Which is the best smartphone of 2020? Here are 13 of our favourites
In the mood for a smartphone upgrade? We’ve reviewed the best and brightest from the current smartphone market to help you decide just which one is right for you.
These are the best smartphones of 2020, giving you a detailed insight into what you should look for when choosing a new phone. This list doesn’t just feature the premium phones that’ll take a chunk out of your wallet either. We’ve chosen phones that are best-in-class for different features – such as, best camera, best display and more.
Read on for a comprehensive look at the best smartphones you can pick up today and, for a bitesize take, we’ve rounded up all of our choices in a handy list just below if you want to get straight to the point.

Best camera: iPhone 11 Pro

Best Android:  Samsung Galaxy S20/S20 Plus

Best display: OnePlus 8 Pro

Best for fast charging : Oppo Find X2

Best iPhone: iPhone 11

Best value 5G: OnePlus 8

Best value iPhone: iPhone SE 2

Best looking mid-ranger: Motorola Edge

Best for specs: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Best big phone: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Best for clean software: Google Pixel 4a

Best zoom camera: Huawei P40 Pro Plus

Best budget Android: Moto G8

Best budget gaming phone: OnePlus Nord

Those who already have a specific budget in mind should check out our round-ups of the best budget smartphones and best mid-range smartphones . And if you’re particularly interested in smartphone photography, take a look at our best camera phone  guide.
Of course, don’t be too surprised if this list looks very different by the end of the year. After all, we now finally have our first glimpse at the long-awaited Pixel 4a , and the launch of a potential affordable frontrunner in the OnePlus Nord is just around the corner. But, for the time being, these are the absolute best phones available, and the ones to beat.

1. iPhone 11 Pro
The iPhone 11 Pro offers Apple’s best-ever image quality

A lovely, supremely bright display
One of the best camera systems on any phone
Includes a quick charger in the box


Design hasn’t changed much and the notch remains annoying
64GB is still the base storage option
The iPhone 11 is a better pick for most people

Glitzier, flashier and far more expensive than the  iPhone 11 , the iPhone 11 Pro sits at the top of Apple’s current phone line-up along with its larger iPhone 11 Pro Max sibling. For the extra cash you get a Super Retina XDR display, a triple-camera array on the back and higher-end materials. So is this enough to warrant the now overused Pro tag?
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